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Meet Our Team!

Dr. Elizabeth Kauffman

Dr. Kauffman earned her Degree of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University in 2003. She worked at a Clinic just south of Big Rapids until 2010 when she opened Irons Animal Hospital. She has experience with most small animals, including exotics. She doesn't have a lot of free time with her new clinic, but she does enjoy catching a good movie at the Vogue & other local theaters. When she can she loves spending time with her son, and new granddaughter who live in Tennessee. She has three dogs: An adorable little pomeranian named Missy; and 2 Alaskan Husky Pups, Aspen and Willow; and six cats: Little Virgil Monster Lee (Virgil), Baloo, Andalasia (Andi), Cam boy, and her baby, Sethelle.

Kim - Licensed Vet. Tech 

Kim is a 1996 Michigan State University graduate, where she obtained her Veterinary Technician license. She has worked with small animal practices for over 19 years. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, including her twin sons, and their cat Stout.

Jenny - Licensed Vet. Tech 

Jenny graduated from Joliet Junior College, and moved here to Irons from Chicago. She moved to the north woods to enjoy the peace & quiet. She spends her free time with her daughter and their 3 dogs & 4 cats.

Bonnie - Vet. Assistant/Receptionist  

Bonnie has lived in Irons her whole life, she knows and loves the area. Bonnie is also a volunteer member of the Irons Area Fire Department, trained as a firefighter and MFR. She has two dogs, Spanner, & Sasha, whom she adores, but her cats have her heart, all 7 of them! Spitfire, Bella, Kaiti, Fergie, Mason, Shapher, & Chica. She loves animals and couldn't see herself doing anything else. 

Amy - Kennel Assistant/Patient Care

Amy is a resident of Irons, she is married to her wonderful husband Ed. She enjoys spending time with her son, Davey, and two step children. She is a loving pet owner of three dogs, Zeke, Buddy & Lux, one cat, Fligh, and five fish.

Ashley - Kennel Assistant/Receptionist

Ashley has also lived in Irons her whole life, she graduated from Brethren High School, and is currently attending Baker college to become a Veterinary Technician. She enjoys spending time with her boxer mix boy,Chevy.

Robyn - Kennel Assistant/Patient Care

Robyn is a recent graduate of West Shore Community College with an AA in Liberal Arts & Science. She enjoys spending time with her family and playing Bingo. She also loves outdoor cooking during the warmer months.  She enjoys new challenges which includes spending her first summer at the clinic in four years. She is looking forward to spending this summer out in the sunshine with the boarding pets.

 We are a fun loving team!

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